WIFI camera able to automatically upload my photos to the cloud?

titanshane

Commendable
Sep 24, 2016
3
0
1,510
0
Hi, just wondering if there are any digital cameras out there that are able to automatically upload my pics (using built-in wifi) directly to the cloud (instead of saving them locally)?

I would like my photos to never be stored on the local device but each time a pic is taken, it gets uploaded immediately to a cloud storage application. These are pics I am taking for work. I don't need to have constant access to them but I may need to go back and check one every once in a while. Therefore I would just wish to find and download that one pic when the situation arises.

I would prefer to avoid the issue of the hardware being "full" or "out of available memory" so again, straight to the cloud with no local storage would be my first choice. If this doesn't exist I would like to find the closest thing possible (as automated as possible).

The pic quality needs to be pretty high so that I can see some details in the picture.

Thanks so much!

Shane
 

kanewolf

Splendid
Moderator
Most of them do. You can set them to FTP JPEG files or e-mail JPEG files to somewhere. All my home security cameras e-mail JPEGs to me when they detect motion. Some days I get 1500 JPEGs e-mailed because of wind blowing branches around and changing the shadows.
Even if they are WIFI you still need to get power to them. Because of this requirement, I usually recommend wired, power-over-ethernet cameras rather than WIFI.
 

kanewolf

Splendid
Moderator
Since WIFI isn't universal that camera wouldn't be much good. It would work in a 100ft radius, then have to be reset. Cellular would be possible but expensive. Wireless security cameras can do what you want, but again they are in a fixed location.
 

titanshane

Commendable
Sep 24, 2016
3
0
1,510
0


A fixed position would be perfectly OK for this application since the camera will be stationary and within range of our office wifi signal. You mentioned wireless security cameras as an option, but do they take still shots?
 

kanewolf

Splendid
Moderator
Most of them do. You can set them to FTP JPEG files or e-mail JPEG files to somewhere. All my home security cameras e-mail JPEGs to me when they detect motion. Some days I get 1500 JPEGs e-mailed because of wind blowing branches around and changing the shadows.
Even if they are WIFI you still need to get power to them. Because of this requirement, I usually recommend wired, power-over-ethernet cameras rather than WIFI.
 

titanshane

Commendable
Sep 24, 2016
3
0
1,510
0
Thanks so much.

With these security cameras, they detect motion, but can you tell them to ignore motion and just take still-shots when you press a button?
 

USAFRet

Splendid
Moderator


I also have a 4 camera setup at home. 4 wired cameras, to a dedicated DVR.
It records continuously, time dependent on hard drive size. I think mine does a week, rolling. 500GB drive.

The motion detection is notoriously hard to get right.
Cloud passing by? TriggerTriggerTrigger
Dog walking by? Trigger
Neighbors flag? TriggerTrigger
Spider spinning a web right on the camera? LOTS of triggers, but fun to watch.

I had to turn that email thing off, early on.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
green4172 Digital Cameras 0
alesstudi Digital Cameras 1
R Digital Cameras 0
R Digital Cameras 3
B Digital Cameras 0
J Digital Cameras 0
J Digital Cameras 1
alekoi Digital Cameras 0
C Digital Cameras 1
S Digital Cameras 0
xupitera834 Digital Cameras 6
N Digital Cameras 1
R Digital Cameras 2
N Digital Cameras 2
D Digital Cameras 2
T Digital Cameras 2
B Digital Cameras 1
tuanmai Digital Cameras 7
S Digital Cameras 3
JMcEntegart Digital Cameras 20

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS